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7 books that celebrate the USA

This weekend, as you kick back to eat barbecue and watch fireworks, bring along a book that celebrates the greatness that is The United States of America. Learn how it all started, how it progressed and the problems and triumphs along the way.

July 04, 2014 | Teri Harman KSL | Hot Topics

Study: Prolonged sitting linked to cancer

Exercise before or after a sedentary work day may not reverse the damage sitting has done already, a new literature review study says.

July 03, 2014 | Celeste Tholen Rosenlof KSL | Hot Topics

Netflix adding over 60 titles in July

NETFLIXINGTON - After news that Netflix dropped more than 70 titles starting July 1, there's some good news as well. The streaming service is adding more than 60 new titles to their catalogue in July.

July 03, 2014 | John Clyde KSL | Hot Topics

Emotional photo of new dad, doctor in delivery room goes viral

Less than a year after the devastating death of an Idaho couple's first son who died during birth, the same doctor helped deliver a healthy boy, and the emotional hug between the doctor and new dad has touched thousands through Facebook.

July 03, 2014 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | Hot Topics

Journalist challenges 'ideal beauty'

Is Esther Honig beautiful? Well, that depends on who's being asked.

July 03, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | Hot Topics

Times still tough for poor workers

It isn't easy being a poor, working American.

June 28, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News Service | Hot Topics

NASA to launch satellite to study climate change

NASA is on a mission, but this one has more to do with earth itself than what lies beyond. The accompanying infographic shows a breakdown of the satellite it plans to use to measure carbon dioxide in the earth's atmosphere.

June 23, 2014 | Ben Luthi Deseret News | Hot Topics

Grandmother baby showers: new trend annoys moms-to-be

You don't have to be pregnant to be the recipient of a baby shower.

June 23, 2014 | Megan Christensen Deseret News | Hot Topics

Summer's a great time for slow books

Last week I pulled from my shelf a weathered, vintage edition of "Charlotte's Web" and began reading it to my 5-year-old.

June 22, 2014 | Gee Lewis Deseret News | Hot Topics

4 great road trip movies for your family

With school out for the summer, families across the nation are heading out on family vacations with many doing road trips to see various sites around the country. If this description fits you, or you are just looking for a fun movie to watch with the family, here are four movies about long trips and journeys for all to enjoy.

June 22, 2014 | Dylan Cannon KSL | Hot Topics

Finding faith online remain popular; challenging

The Internet, many will claim, is a repository of some of the lowest elements of society: pornography, hateful propaganda and ranting, intolerant screeds and rampant commercialism.

June 22, 2014 | By Mark A. Kellner Deseret News Service | Hot Topics

Have You Seen This? Traffic quack attack

Did you ever make up a story to excuse being late or not getting your work done? Maybe it wasn't an elaborate story, but one that sounded plausible.

June 21, 2014 | Martha Ostergar KSL | Hot Topics

5 great under-the-radar movies on Netflix

THE VAULT - With the weekend quickly approaching and the new releases in theaters leaving a little something to be desired, we thought we'd introduce you to some great flicks on Netflix.

June 21, 2014 | John Clyde KSL | Hot Topics

Men, women think differently about marriage

Men and women don't exactly think alike when it comes to marriage.

June 21, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News Service | Hot Topics

Diagon Alley, Gringotts ride to open in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter July 8

ORLANDO, Fla. - On July 8, muggles will no longer need floo powder to visit Diagon Alley.

June 20, 2014 | Megan Christensen Deseret News | Hot Topics

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Gamers rejoice: ESPN to televise biggest video game tournament ever

What sport attracts millions of fans, competitors from all over the world and boasts a $10.8 million prize?

July 21, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | Hot Topics

Stay-at-home mothers are on the rise

Some women make the choice to be a stay-at-home mother, to work or to do both.

July 21, 2014 | Emilee Eagar KSL | Hot Topics

Have we forgotten our manners?

It used to be commonplace for people to observe certain manners. Respect your elders. Say "please" and "thank you." Say "excuse me." While these still apply today, there are some that seem to have been forgotten or that need some adjusting for today's world.

July 21, 2014 | FamilyShare | Hot Topics

Meet Jibo, the family robot

If you're a mom or dad who'd like a little extra help - perhaps reminders or someone to order takeout while you change clothes, or even help reading to the kids when you're tied up - you might like Jibo.

July 21, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Hot Topics

The myth of the "base tan"

It's a widely held belief that if someone wants to protect their skin from the sun over the summer, they need to have a base tan. But dermatologists say it's a dangerous myth.

July 17, 2014 | Paul Nelson KSL | Hot Topics

Faith leaders respond to immigration crisis

Thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children currently await news of their fate from U.S. authorities, caught in the middle of what the White House has called an "urgent humanitarian situation." As President Barack Obama and other political leaders debate emergency funds, religious communities are reflecting on how to faithfully respond to this immigration crisis.

July 17, 2014 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Hot Topics

5 foods that aren’t as healthy as you thought

During the summer months, many people look for different diets to help them achieve that swimsuit-ready body. Others try eating healthier to lose those last stubborn 15 pounds. However, some of the "health" foods may not be as healthy as you think. Here's a list of five foods that might mislead you to believe they are healthy.

July 17, 2014 | Faith Heaton Jolley KSL | Hot Topics

School shopping on a budget

Summer is here and all attention is usually focused on finding a summer kid's camp or going on a summer vacation together. While both of these are great things, especially for our sanity, we should also start to focus on school starting in the next couple of months. Many people wait until the last minute to purchase school items. When you have to purchase many things at once, it affects the family budget, especially for the single mom or dad on a strict budget. Here are some tips to help you start now and save.

July 17, 2014 | Hope After Divorce and Michele Sfakianos FamilyShare | Hot Topics

Special-ed students falling behind in Common Core

There are 6.5 million special-education students in the United States today, and most are falling further behind their peers under Common Core standards.

July 16, 2014 | By Nicole Shepard Deseret News Service | Hot Topics

Older and wiser and prettier too?

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who thinks they're the fairest of them all? The answer may surprise you.

July 13, 2014 | Madeleine Richards KSL | Hot Topics

17-year-old lands modeling gig after World Cup picture goes viral

RIO DE JANEIRO - While Belgium may not have won the World Cup, one of its fans had her picture go viral during a game, landing her a modeling shoot with L'Oreal.

July 13, 2014 | Faith Heaton Jolley KSL | Hot Topics

How Harrison Ford’s broken leg could affect 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

Whether or not rumors that Han Solo is going to be the star of J.J. Abrams' upcoming "Star Wars: Episode VII" are true, Harrison Ford has definitely been the star of the production's recent headlines after having suffered a pretty serious injury.

July 13, 2014 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | Hot Topics

J.K. Rowling releases 'Harry Potter' short

PATAGONIA DESERT - Author J.K. Rowling gave readers a peek into the adult life of the former members of Dumbledore's Army when she released a new Rita Skeeter gossip column Tuesday.

July 12, 2014 | Celeste Tholen Rosenlof KSL | Hot Topics

Elephant rescued after 50 years of abuse

ALLAHABAD, India - For 50 years, Raju the elephant was abused - but that all changed last week after he was rescued by wildlife conservationists.

July 12, 2014 | Lindsey Peterson KSL | Hot Topics

Reading aloud to toddlers

Head Start may be too late. The iconic federal preschool program targets low-income kids between 3 and 5, but the brain forms critical language connections in its first thousand days, experts say.

July 12, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Hot Topics

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